Queer Ricans: Cultures and Sexualities in the Diaspora

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U of Minnesota Press, 2009 - History - 242 pages
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Exploring cultural expressions of Puerto Rican queer migration from the Caribbean to New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and San Francisco, Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes analyzes how artists have portrayed their lives and the discrimination they have faced. Proposing a radical new conceptualization of Puerto Rican migration, he reveals how sexuality has shaped and defined the Puerto Rican experience in the United States.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 The Persecution of Difference
1
Chapter 2 Autobiographical Writing and Shifting Migrant Experience
19
Chapter 3 Womens Bodies Lesbian Passions
64
Chapter 4 Visual Happenings Queer Imaginings
93
Chapter 5 Nuyorico and the Utopias of the Everyday
131
Acknowledgments
169
Notes
173
Bibliography
193
Publication History
225
Index
227
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About the author (2009)

Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes is assistant professor of Latina/o studies, American culture and Romance languages and literatures at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.